Charlie Rose talked to Bono about the American Presidential election this morning. I’m probably a socialist rat bastard for quoting some artsy-fartsy Irish dancy boy about American politics… but Bono gets America, and he gets what’s at stake for our ideals in this election:
“Look, America is like the best idea the world ever came up with. But Donald Trump is potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America, potentially,” Bono said. “It could destroy it, because of what we’re saying, because America’s not just a country. Ireland is a nice country. Great Britain is a great country — all the rest of it. It’s not an idea. America is an idea, and that idea is bound up in justice and equality for all — equality and justice for all, you know? I think he’s hijacked the party, and I think he’s trying to hijack the idea of America. And I think it’s bigger than all of us. I think it’s — this is really dangerous” [“U2’s Bono: Trump Is ‘Potentially the Worst Idea That Ever Happened to America’,” CBSNews.com, 2016.09.20].
Maybe write in Bono for President… or General Secretary of the United Nations.